NDN Records proudly presents:
Artist: Martyn Bates
Title: Dance Of Hours
Cat. No.: NDN 27 (Bar code: 8 09550 00272 0)
Format: CD (Mini-album)
Tracks: 1) Poems Pennyeach, 2) Wishing-Songs, 3) Stars Above, 4) War-Like, 5) Bethlehem,
6) Alone Reprise, 7) Once Blessed, 8) The Heart's Song
Other: Comes with 8 page color booklet containing lyrics and artwork
FIRST SOLO ALBUM IN 3 YEARS BY EYELESS IN GAZA'S MARTYN BATES - OUT NOW!
Martyn Bates, who is doing his living in Nuneaton, England, has now been
recording and releasing his own unique brand of music for more than two decades.
As founding member of Eyeless In Gaza (other member Peter Becker), Martyn has released numerous
critically acclaimed albums as part of this always unique, always exploring and experimenting,
and always highly influential duo. He has also put out a handful of stunningly beautiful solo
albums including LETTERS WRITTEN I & II.
According to Martyn Bates himself, DANCE OF HOURS was conceived to be a third volume of LETTERS
WRITTEN: "It' a work that's firmly in that kind of mould/that kind of strand of what I do.
Essentially song-based, as opposed to mammoth MURDER BALLADS type pieces for instance. Perhaps it
is more a personal work than some of my recent releases."
On DANCE OF HOURS Martyn Bates thus continues his pursuit of simple haunting melodies and
mesmerizing organ/piano-driven soundscapes, most often heavily layered with his incredibly gifted
voice, the most amazing instrument this side of heaven. The music on DANCE OF HOURS is often
drenched in the myriad resonances of "folk", whilst simultaneously circumnavigating any rigid and
limiting definitions. Trying to describe or compare Martyn's fascinating vocal harmonies is next
to impossible, but Enya perhaps comes closest.
Click here to listen to "Stars Above" off "Dance Of Hours"
Martyn Bates: Songs, voices, piano, organ, bass, electric Hawaiian guitar, colourings and misc.
Elizabeth S.: Additional vocals on "Bethlehem" and "Stars Above"
Produced by Martyn Bates & Peter Becker
Engineered by Peter Becker
For further info, interview requests, etc., contact Henrik at NDN Records.
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